Read the latest HealthWatch newsletter:  Newsletter 116, Summer 2021

Today, Healthwatch publishes the report of its June symposium on devices — see below.

The committee now has to decide how to take this forward. We need the ‘many eyes’ and wisdom of our members to determine the strategy we can reasonably take forward.

The symposium was built on an excellent background paper commissioned from Till Brucker, and many congratulations are due to John Kirwan and team for steering and reporting on this pioneering event. It brought many diverse and expert stakeholders together to listen, think and talk about evidence and healthcare, innovations and risks, outcomes and regulation. Whether you attended or not, you will be stimulated and will learn a lot. At our next trustees meeting we will be pulling together a vision for the future and actions we (or others) can make.

Please do take the time to read the reports, maybe with a cup of tea, and then respond by Friday 6th September using the form below.

Thanks in advance.

Susan Bewley

Chair of Trustees

27 August 2019


Report from the HealthWatch Symposium 17th June 2019

Appendix 1 List of participants

Appendix 2 Full programme details

Appendix 3 Background paper -An overview of medical device governance in the UK by T Bruckner

Appendix 4 Slides from introductory talks

Appendix 5 Presentations to discussion groups and reporters notes


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